ENVIRONMENTALISTS were joined by Clydebank and Milngavie’s MSP last week to discuss swift action against climate change.
Gil Paterson MSP met with constituents at the Scottish Parliament for a mass lobbying event organised by Stop Climate Change Chaos Scotland coalition (SCCS).
A total of 51 MSPs listened to the concerns about climate change across the constituency and the whole of Scotland.
Gil Paterson said: “Climate change is very worrying and is not just a matter for Scotland, but the whole of the world. At the moment, Scotland is leading the way worldwide with its efforts in combating threats to the environment.
“I urge all of my constituents to become more aware of what is happening to the climate – be it how emissions affect the atmosphere or the benefits of cleaner transport and renewable energy.
“Scientists are predicting dark times ahead if the world does not act, so I was glad to listen to the concerns of SCCS.”
The Scottish Government is due to publish a Climate Plan early next year, setting out their actions to tackle climate change. This is expected to be followed by proposals for a new Climate Change Bill.
Tom Ballantine, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, said: “It’s great to see that Gil Paterson has taken the time to meet with people from his/her constituency about these issues and is helping to further Scotland’s journey towards being a low carbon country.
“This is a really important time for MSPs to listen to the concerns of their constituents and learn about the climate issues that matter to them. With the new Climate Plan being published in the months ahead, the Scottish Government are being urged to deliver better energy efficiency in homes, more investment in renewable energy, cleaner transport and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from farming.”
For more information about Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and the mass lobby contact: Val Morgan on 0141 354 5555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editors
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a diverse coalition of organisations campaigning together on climate change, including environment, faith and development organisations, trade and student unions, and community groups.
Press releases prepared by Alan Ferguson, Gil Paterson MSP's communications manager, who can be contacted at email@example.com or 07342 061722..